Irish Breakfast

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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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From Shanti Tea

Origin: India, Sri Lanka
Certification: Organic
Ingredients: Tea (Camelia Sinensis)
Tea Oxidation: Black
Tea Leaf Grade: GBOP
Flush: 1st flush

Leaf Aroma: clean, slight fruitiness
Infusion Aroma: slightly fruity
Infusion Color: Dark amber
Base Flavor: malt, light fruitiness
Infusion Strength: Strong

Leaf Per Cup: 1 tsp.
Water Temperature: 100ºC
Steep Time: 2 min (no milk), 5 min (with milk)

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Origin: China / Serving: 2.8 grams per cup / Temp. 100*C / Steeping Time 2-5 Min.

“What a whiskey will not cure, there’s no cure for!” Same goes for this Irish-strength black tea blend.
A very strong and bold black tea blend, with pronounced earthiness and maltiness. Recommended at a long steep, with milk and sugar to bring out the flavors, this is a real winner in the mornings. The smaller leaf grades allow for greater caffeine infusion into the water. A good coffee replacement."

“Directions: 2 min without milk, 5+ min with milk”
“Ingredients: Tea (Camelia Sinensis)”
Canada Organic – Biologique Canada:

Technique: Tea mug with Finum brew basket. 8-oz water with total dissolved solids (TDS) of 26 ppm, heated to 212*F. 2.8 grams (My Weigh Durascale D2 660) No sweeteners, milk or cream were added.

Fragrance: Fruity
Dry leaf: Small granular-shaped pieces moderately dark brown and reddish-brown leaves
Infused Leaf: Dark Amber

2-min.: A full-bodied tea with a fruity aroma and malty undertones. I can see why only 2 min. infusion w/o milk is recommended. At the end of the sip there is a bit of bitterness that briefly lingers on the tongue. This is a strong tea. You may not wish to drink it on an empty stomach.

2-min Re-steep: Same flavor & character as the first cup w/o the bitterness.

2nd Cup: same as above except: 2.8 g/ 8 oz. / *185*F* / 2 min
This is now a full-bodied tea with a fruity aroma and malty undertones without any obvious bitterness. “Now we’re talking!”

Impression: A full-bodied, invigorating, organic breakfast tea. “Not for the faint of heart.”

Thanks to Safiya Motala and Shanti Teas for kindly providing this generous free sample.

185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

Sounds like this tea is right up my alley!


Correction: The original description at the top of this review was for the previous Shanti Tea I reviewed (Ancient Forest Black). The correct Shanti Tea website description has been now been added.

Terri HarpLady

Ancient Forest Black, awesome name!
Sil, add Shanti to our list, LOL :)

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2 tasting notes

a little milder than others i’ve tried but still very enjoyable

Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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